Kaspersky Lab plans Swiss data center to quell fears about Russian connections

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/21/kaspersky-swiss-data-center/ The US has repeatedly voiced concerns about Kaspersky Labs, expressing distrust of the Russian company. So concerned is the Trump administration about possible ties to the Russian government, that … Read more

Bitdefender BOX 2: Twice the Power, Speed and Features of its Predecessor

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/G4GJBlnXs44/ This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Bitdefender. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, … Read more

Firefox’s ‘master password’ system can be easy bypassed using brute force

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/19/brute-force-firefox-master-password/ If you’re a Firefox user, it’s highly possible that you use the browser to store your login usernames and passwords for the sake of ease. Supposing you’re a little … Read more

Force Windows 7 security updates even if you don’t have antivirus software installed

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/16/windows-7-updates-no-av/ Compatibility issues with patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities saw Microsoft blocking the rollout of security updates to Windows users. The company has just changed its policy for … Read more

Netskope brings continuous assessment and monitoring to IaaS security

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/netskope-continuous-assessment-iaas/ Cloud access security specialist Netskope is launching an expansion of its Infrastructure as a Service security offering to add continuous security assessment and monitoring capabilities. With this release customers … Read more

Microsoft launches bounty program for speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/microsoft-speculative-execution-side-channel-vulnerabilities-bug-bounty/ Microsoft has launched a bug bounty program that will reward anyone who finds the next Meltdown or Spectre vulnerability. Known as speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities, Microsoft is willing … Read more

Microsoft removes AV compatibility requirements for Windows 10 security updates

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/windows-10-meltdown-spectre-av-requirement-removed/ In the fallout from the revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities — and the ensuing chaos relating to patches for the security problems — Microsoft blocked security updates … Read more

Critical vulnerability found in Windows Remote Desktop Protocol

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/critical-windows-remote-desktop-vulnerability/ Researchers at threat prevention specialist Preempt have discovered a flaw in Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP), which is used by Remote Desktop and WinRM in their authentication processes. … Read more

IMF chief wants to regulate the ‘dark side of the crypto world’ with blockchain and AI

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/imf-cryptocurrency-regulation/ Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies could also be used to regulate them. She suggests that the … Read more

70 percent of companies would fail an access control audit

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/companies-fail-access-control-audit/ A new study into privileged access management from account protection specialist Thycotic shows that while over 60 percent of organizations must satisfy regulatory compliance requirements surrounding privilege credential access, … Read more